The Cameron Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), the City of Cameron, and the Cameron Chamber of Commerce are please to announce that the Façade Grant Program is again accepting applications for facade improvements on buildings in the Business and Commercial Districts of the City.
The applications will be accepted beginning January 18th. All businesses in the Business and Commercial Zones, interested in making improvements to their building facade or signage are encouraged to apply. Funding is limited. Therefore funding will be on a first come first serve basis.
The program was established to assist existing businesses, along the highways and in business district (downtown), with improvement to building exteriors. A fresh coat of paint, new windows, signs, awnings and more go a long way to telling customers that a business is growing, concerned and engaged in creating a positive customer experience. A fresh new look builds pride in our community and draws visitors in to shop and explore our city. With exciting new investments coming to Milam County, there is no better time to take a fresh look at how a newcomer might perceive your business - is it welcoming, in good repair, easy to access? If your newcomer perspective tells you that a few changes are in order, then, plan, get estimates, and complete the Face Grant application.
Improvements which qualify for the Facade Grant include store signage, lighting, awnings, windows, building fronts, entries, planters, and other expenditures as approved by the Facade Grant Committee (FGC). The Facade Grant Program is a reimbursement program. All awards will be issued upon completion and inspection of the improvements. Grants are available for up to a 50% reimbursement. Grant amounts will depend upon funding availability.
Applications and information are available through the Cameron Economic Development or Cameron Chamber of Commerce offices located at 102 East 1st Street or click Grant Application for the form. You may also email Melanie Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ginger Watkins at email@example.com. Phone numbers are 254-697-4979 or 254-697-4970